Weekly Update from Irving MS

Upcoming Important Dates

August 21

First Day of 2023-2024 School Year! School begins at 7:30 am

September 11

First Day of the After School Program - Academic Week and Cross Country Practice; *No After-School and Late Buses on Wednesday, September 13*

September 11

First Day of Late Buses

September 12

**Please note this is a new date.

Back to School Night! 

6:30-7:00 - Optional Sessions

  • Family Life Education Preview
  • ESOL Overview
  • Special Education Overview

7:00 pm - Head to your child’s first period class

  • Parents/Guardians will walk through each of their child’s classes to learn



Our enrollment is growing and we are hiring!

Be sure to take a look at our vacancies listed below 

and spread the word! https://irvingms.fcps.edu/

Greetings, Irving Families!

What an exciting and fast week! We are thrilled so many of our families were able to attend Open House on Thursday! There was a steady stream of families throughout the entire afternoon and we truly enjoyed seeing the excitement of our students as they navigated the building learning where their classes are. 

On Monday, students will arrive and go to their first period class. If a student needs a copy of their schedule, please have them go to the tables outside Student Services. At 7:24 am our morning announcements begin which include a moment of silence, the Pledge of Allegiance, and any important information for the day. 

To ensure we have a safe start to the year, please ask your child to keep their wireless earbuds/Airpods at home. Per the Students Rights and Responsibilities, the wireless earbuds are not allowed in school at all. These earbuds pose a safety concern - in case of an emergency, we need all students to be able to follow the directions of staff. We also have found that the wireless earbuds are dropped or lost frequently. Irving Staff are not responsible, nor are we able to help recover lost wireless earbuds/Airpods. 

We look forward to a safe and fun year and cannot wait to see how our students grow! 

Take Care!

Cindy Conley


Kiss and Ride 

If your child is a bus rider we HIGHLY suggest they ride the school bus. Our Kiss and Ride loop is small and will likely back up onto Old Keene Mill frequently during the first week of school. To help ensure a safe arrival and departure for ALL of our students, please follow the steps below. We, Thank You, for your help in ensuring safety for ALL. 

  • Students may be dropped off no earlier than 7:00 am.
  • Please pack your patience! With hundreds of cars driving the loop in a short amount of time, things are bound to back up. Please know staff is doing everything possible to get everyone out and into cars safely. 
  • Please put phones down - safety is key and we need everyone to be alert in our parking lot, especially as the sun rises later in winter. 
  • Follow the staff member’s directions in our parking lot. 
  • Do not drop students off at the front of the building. The front of the building is for buses only. 


Did you know MySchoolBucks can be used to pay almost all student fees?  Lunch account, elective class fees, instrument rental, dance tickets, computer power cord replacements, etc.

Medication Authorization Forms

The FCPS medication authorization forms have been updated for school year 23-24 and older versions cannot be accepted.  Please use the links below for the updated forms:

For epinephrine: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/se64.pdf

General medication form: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/se63.pdf:

Virginia Asthma Action Plan for inhalers: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/58/2016/12/Asthma-Action-Plan-2019.pdf

Forms for all medications must be completed by a physician with the exception of over the counter medications (OTCs) for headaches, muscle aches, menstrual cramps or orthodontic pain. OTCs must be in original, unopened containers upon receipt.

Various language translations of the forms can be found on the FCPS website: https://www.fcps.edu/registration/forms

Please call our Public Health Nurse if you have any questions at 571-495-0011.

Irving Stays After - After School Program Registration

The After School program at Irving Middle School provides students access to high-quality activities in a safe environment for all students. The Program strives to improve academic performance, foster social, emotional, and physical well-being, all while reducing the potential for risk-taking behaviors. 


Monday, September 11 - will serve as the first day of the After School Program and Late Buses. Activities and Clubs will not meet, however, after school with their teacher, Homework Club and Hollow Lounge will be held, students are encouraged to attend and familiarize themselves with staying after. 

Wednesday, September 13 - No After School and Late Buses

Irving Middle School is Hiring!

We often find our staff members through recommendations by a parent/guardian so we are hoping you can help us with finding excellent candidates for the vacant positions below! If you know of someone who would be interested, please have them send their resume to the person listed next to the position. Thank you for helping us find the very best to teach and work at Irving Middle School!


Please send resumes to: 

Instructional Assistant

Cindy Conley

Special Education Teacher (English)

Cindy Conley

Back to School Community Day

Please see the linked flyer for information on the Back to School Community Day sponsored by Mount Vernon District Supervisor Dan Storck, Neighborhood and Community Services and Fairfax County Public Libraries.

Saturday, August 19

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Lorton Community Center

9520 Richmond Hwy., Lorton

Library News

Irving welcomes Chad Brizek, a librarian new to our school will be working along with Ms. Monk this year.  Our library program will be enriched greatly with Mr. Brizek’s skills, talent and enthusiasm.  One of his first additions to Irving will be the start of a “Battle of the Books” program; stay tuned after school starts for full details!

Summer READ! Program for Rising 7th and 8th Graders

(UPDATE 8/18/2023:  Rising 7th & 8th Irving students have read and reported 153 titles this summer.  These 40 students are eligible for the gift card giveaway!  If you want to participate, you may read and “report” books up until Sunday night at 11:59 pm; just read the instructions below!!)

Irving Middle School invites you to participate in its Summer READ! Program.  Students have the choice to read from among 24 different options on a bingo-type card.  When students complete one of the reading options in a square, they use this Google form to report to Irving what they read.  For each square that a student completes, one entry will be made for a drawing for one of four $25 Barnes & Noble gift cards.  Students may enter up to 24 times, by reading all 24 of the options listed on the bingo card.  Students may only win 1 gift card.  The winners will be announced and the prizes awarded at Irving next school year.  A link to both the bingo card and the Google Form will remain on the Irving school website throughout the summer.